Outfielder Carlos Quentin retires from playing in the Major Leagues on Friday

Deepizzaguy By Deepizzaguy, 2nd May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1o_oa6j5/
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Former Chicago White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin who was released by the Atlanta Braves on April 14, 2015 has announced his retirement from playing baseball in the Major Leagues on Friday while he was attempting a comeback while playing in the minor leagues for the Seattle Mariners farm team the Tacoma Rainiers.

Outfielder Carlos Quentin announces his retirement from playing baseball

Former San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin, 32, who played nine seasons in the Major Leagues on Friday has decided to retire from playing baseball.
Quentin started his career in the Major Leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks in July 2006. Quentin played for the Diamondbacks from 2006-2007, Chicago White Sox from 2008-2011 and the San Diego Padres from 2012-2014.
Quentin was traded to the Atlanta Braves on April 5, 2015 along with along outfielder Cameron Maybin and right handed pitcher Matt Wisler for Braves outfielder Justin Upton Jr., who used to go by the name B J Upton in his earlier years in the Major Leagues and closer Craig Kimbrel.
The Braves released Quentin on April 14, 2015. Quentin signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners on April 22, 2015. The Mariners sent Quentin to their AAA minor league team the Tacoma Rainiers in an attempt to play baseball for his tenth season in the Major Leagues but due to injuries that have limited Quetin's ability to be a productive player he decided to retire on Friday.
Quetin played in two Major League Baseball All Star teams which were with the Chicago White Sox in 2008 and 2011. The Braves will pay Quentin his $8 million dollar salary since the contract that Quentin signed before he was released was a guaranteed contract.
Quetin finishes his career in the Major Leagues with 154 home runs and a batting average of .252.
It is unclear what Quentin plans to do after he announced his retirement from playing baseball in the Major Leagues if he plans to be a coach or work as a broadcaster of baseball games in the Major League Baseball level.
Quentin who is a native of Bellflower California achieved his dream of playing baseball for his hometown team the San Diego Padres from 2012-2014.

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Atlanta Braves, Carlos Quentin, Outfielder, Retirement, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Tacoma Rainers

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